Natural History & Taxidermy

Fri 9th Aug, 2019|The Auction Centre, Leyburn | Starts 10:30am

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Thursday 8 August 10am-5pm and morning of the sale. 

Buyer's premium:

20% + VAT (24% in total) 


Please note:

Accounts and collections will close at 2pm on Saturday sale days 

Sale Information

The sale includes Part II of The Housden Collection, an extraordinary collection of over 500 specimens of cased taxidermy and natural history curiosities made by some of the leading names in Victorian taxidermy. Highlights of the sale include an exceptional large cased diorama of South American tropical birds, containing over sixty specimens of birds including Toucans, Humming Birds and Parrotlets. 

Entries are now invited for the next sale on 30 October 2019 (Final entries by 5 October).

The sale of certain materials and species of animals are subject to CITES regulations, and must be sold with a CITES licence. A specialist will inform you if you need a CITES licence to sell your items, and if a licence is required, Tennants can apply for it on your behalf for a fee of £46. CITES regulations are given on the UK CITES website


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